Smithfield Foods

  • Livestock Coordinator

    Job Locations
    US-VA-Smithfield-North Plant
    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    Coordinates the movement of livestock from receiving area to the holding pens.


    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    1. Receives, unloads and sorts hogs according to quality and weight.
    2. Identifies (tattoo), scales, moves and accurately counts livestock, including any dead or non-ambulatory animals.
    3. Moves hogs from trucks to holding pens.
    4. Monitors yard and truck conditions according to corporate and government standards to ensure livestock are handled properly.
    5. Performs livestock handling animal welfare audits.
    6. Processes outgoing livestock.
    7. Establishes and documents kill/harvest schedule to meet operational and animal handling requirements.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1+ years verifiable livestock handling experience; required.
    • Producer Quality Assurance, preferred.
    • Truckers Quality Assurance, preferred.
    • USDA Bonded, preferred.
    • Bobcat Safety Training Certificate, preferred.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Captive bolt trained to euthanize downed pigs.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
    • Strong math skills.
    • Ability to make independent decisions.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize daily work assignments and manage time wisely.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Frequently required to move and/or lift 50 pounds and occasionally required to move and/or lift more than 100 pounds.
    • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

    • Noise level in the work environment can be loud when in the production area.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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